‘The stress just doesn’t stop’ - 25-year-old British pro to retire

Charlie Quarterman cites contract uncertainty, health issues, and physical demands of elite competition as reasoning behind retirement decision

Charlie Quarterman
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Charlie Quarterman, one of the breakaway stars of this year’s Giro d’Italia, is set to retire from professional cycling at the end of the current season in part due to the stress of the sport's contract uncertainty.

The 25-year-old Brit lit up the Giro in May with aggressive riding in the breakaway, which came close to putting him in contention for a maiden Grand Tour stage win on several occasions.

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.